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Near Spotsylvania Courthouse in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A.

 
 
Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  
In this vicinity
Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A.
Aged 35 years, of Rockbridge County, VA.
Was killed on the morning of May 3, 1863
While leading his command, the
Stonewall Brigade
in the attack on Fairview

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1718.
 
Location. 38° 18.566′ N, 77° 39.11′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Stuart Drive and Plank Road / Germania Highway (Virginia Highway 3), on the right when traveling south on Stuart Drive. Located just to the north of Hazel Grove, stop nine on the driving tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9200 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elisha Franklin Paxton (within shouting distance of this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson (about 700 feet away); Jackson Monuments (about 700 feet away); Memorializing Jackson's Death
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(about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (about 800 feet away); Night-time Horror (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania Courthouse.
 
Regarding Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A.. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville at Hazel Grove and Fairview, the central part of the battle. See the Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Parks Service site. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Elisha Franklin Paxton. Short biographical sketch of Paxton. Paxton was in command of General Jackson's old brigade at the time of his death. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Collected Letters of Elisha F. Paxton. Paxton served in the Valley Campaign, the major battles through the summer and fall of 1862,
Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
2. Brig. Gen. E. F. Paxton, C.S.A. Marker
Fredericksburg, and finally at Chancellorsville. His official and unofficial reports are included with this collection. (Submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Hazel Grove - Fairview Virtual Tour by Markers. The Hazel Grove and Fairview portions of the battlefield (stops nine and ten on the driving tour of the battlefield). Markers along this tour include those on Stuart and Slocum Drives. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,228 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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